Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 118 km east of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Monday, 11 October 1993 at 11:16 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 30 km depth
Date & time: 11 Oct 1993 11:16:18 UTC
Depth: 30.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.544°S / 153.316°E (South Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
118 km (73 mi) E of Kokopo (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) ESE of Rabaul (pop: 8,070) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) NW of Panguna (pop: 2,920) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) NW of Arawa (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) SE of Kavieng (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (223 mi) NW of Buin (pop: 750) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) ENE of Kimbe (Talasea District) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (284 mi) ENE of Kandrian (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
556 km (345 mi) NW of Gizo (New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands) (pop: 6,150) --> See nearby quakes!
874 km (543 mi) NE of Port Moresby (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||30 km||New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 11 Nov 1993 10:13 UTC| M 6.0 |45.8 km (28.5 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 1 km east of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 11 November 1993 at 10:13 (GMT)
- 01 Nov 1993 13:48 UTC| M 4.8 |102.9 km (63.9 mi) depth|19 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details